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Sitting in the final event of AutoAkzept: dlr.de/ts/desktopdefault.aspx/

The TL;DR of the project is, automatic driving may be more acceptable to the passengers if the car adjusts its driving style to the passenger's perceived comfort level.

Makes sense, right? I get nervous when the car overtakes, so the car decides to overtake less.

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Of course that means not only measuring the comfort level of the passenger, but also creating profiles for different passengers - because different passengers have different preferences.

Which in turn makes for incredibly rich hunting grounds for surveillance capitalists.

I floated the question in how far this is *lowering* the acceptance of autonomous driving, but no reply yet.

Addressed at the moment, which is admittedly a lot better than I was worrying.

People questions tended to state that it's less acceptable to collect personal information, while anonymous user states - i.e. your emotional state during a maneuver - is more acceptable.

Contrast this to the above, it implies that a fair amount of data anonymization has to happen to increase user acceptance.

Sometimes I'm glad these things happen in Germany and/or EU with GDPR.

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